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Smarthinking, a Pearson service unit, is hiring experienced, educated individuals to serve as part-time online tutors. Smarthinking provides online tutoring to support colleges, universities, high schools, and individuals. Online writing tutors work with students at various academic levels as they learn to become more effective writers.
At Pearson and within Smarthinking, we work to facilitate a culture of professional reflection and consistent quality among our teams of tutors. Tutors can work from any location with computer and Internet access.
Each term (spring, summer, fall) tutors have a set weekly schedule—typically between 8-19 hours per week—based on their scheduling preferences. The tutor hiring timeline is largely as follows: screening and hiring in May/June; tutor training in June/July; fall schedules set in July/August; fall term shifts begin early September.
To qualify, individuals must have teaching/tutoring experience in English/writing or the humanities and an ability to communicate effectively in an online setting.
The ideal candidate will have training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: MA or Ph.D. coursework or degree in rhetoric, composition, literature, and/or English education; specialty coursework, degree, or teaching/tutoring experience in English as a Second Language (ESL); and/or teaching experience in developmental and first-year English composition courses. Direct any questions about this writing position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This is a remote position that will require tutors to work out of a location with reliable access to a computer and Internet.
* Candidates must reside in the United States and, if hired, be able to provide documentation regarding eligibility to work in the United States.